Now this time in the semester is one of the most chaotic situations you will ever witness. Being in fashion design is, for all intensive purposes, being an artist. This is our art form… so once our “visions” start to come together every little bit of us is literally on the very edge of explosion for weeks. The final touches and decisions can make your piece beautiful or absolutely destroy it… talk about staring pressure in the face.
When you put some odd 40(?) knitters in a lab together who are all under that amount of pressure… things get reallll’ crazy. Crazy good and crazy bad… but I will honestly say… It has a way of really bringing out the most amazing things in you. As a student you get to hear your classmates speak about their collections, why they want it to look the way it does, and you clearly can see and actually feel the huge connection the person has to their garments. For me I think its the most incredible thing because its what unites us, our common insane amount of love for what we do.
You see fashion is sometimes misconstrued. People who do not know a lot about our industry can write it off as being materialist, fake, and good ol’ stupid. But at FIT, in New York, and a handful of other places, it is the complete opposite of the that. Its the way you express yourself completely, and serves as what draws you to this world. It is everything that we love, as much as people can complain or cry in the next weeks, I know at least for the most part that not one of us would change our life. This is the career we want, the life we want, and as painful as it can be we love it with every bone in our little bodies.
So there we go! I had to pop a little pep talk into this post today. Its been a rough few weeks for many, and it will be a rough few more… so if you guys are reading this and your freakin’ out… smile, and get off the computer and go knit or sew, come onnn (joking) !!! It will all be super awesome at the end… and lets be real here, we are amazing (and know it), and we will ALL go so far in this world regardless of the outcome of the fashion show.
Your alllll talented and amazing! It’ssss true.